About the Authors

Lindy L. Harley

Lindy L. Harley writes Children’s books with her Grandchildren and their pets as the characters. To date she has successfully published 3 books. Payton now 10 years old helps with writing the books as well as illustrates some of the pictures. They are now working on books number 4 & 5 where you will be introduced to more wild escapades as The Harley Kids continue to do their part protecting our youngsters against the misbehavior that exists among us.

Joseph Gray

Joseph Gray stumbled into writing children's books when he wrote "Jake and Josh in Cancelling Christmas" for his friends. Jake and Josh are based off real twin brothers. Josh was born with hydrocephalus, a condition that causes him some physical difficulties and requires physical therapy. Hydrocephalus doesn't define Josh. It's a just a small part of who he is. Joseph wrote short social media posts to encourage people to donate to the Hydrocephalus Association. Those posts evolved into a full Christmas story featuring the boys.

Joseph is currently writing a novel "very" loosely based on his experiences as journalist.

About the Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus comes from the Greek words hydro meaning water and cephalus meaning head. Hydrocephalus is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within cavities in the brain called ventricles. Cerebrospinal fluid is produced in the ventricles and in the choroid plexus. It circulates through the ventricular system in the brain and is absorbed into the bloodstream. This fluid is in constant circulation and has many functions, including to surround the brain and spinal cord and act as a protective cushion against injury. It contains nutrients and proteins necessary for the nourishment and normal function of the brain, and carries waste products away from surrounding tissues.

Hydrocephalus occurs when there is an imbalance between the amount of CSF that is produced and the rate at which it is absorbed. As the CSF builds up, it causes the ventricles to enlarge and the pressure inside the head to increase.

Information courtesy of hydroassoc.org

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